There are many outdoor games. However, among all the outdoor sports, football is my most favourite game. This game is famous all over the world. Football is a game played by eleven players on each side. There is one referee and two linesmen. In India football is played with great fervour. Even though we do not qualify for the World Cup matches, people here are quite passionate about this wonderful game. In Kolkata there are many football grounds. Among them Salt Lake Stadium is very big and well-known all around the world. I play football in my school. I am part of the school primary team. I am a supporter of Mohan Bagan Athletic Club, which happens to be the oldest club in Kolkata. I am also a devoted supporter of Brazil. Brazil won the soccer world cup for five years. Large number of spectators comes to see football matches. This game is a physical game and played mainly with the legs and head. Only the goalkeeper is allowed to catch the ball with his hands. Football, because of the thrill and excitement it offers, is my most favourite game.
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The Game of Football is, without doubt, the most popular game in the world today. The very term, ‘football’, has a romance of its own. It is, indeed, a word of millions to conjure with.
This game of evoking mad excitements was originally played at a village called Rugby in Italy. Now, two opinions are there about it. But according to some experts in this discipline, the game had its origin in China. But this view could not be substantially ratified.
Football is played between two teams opposing each other. Each team consists of eleven players. In the old method one goalie, two full-backs, three half backs and five forwards made the line-up. The centre-half had the pivotal role. This system is now treated to be obsolete.
The duration of the game in the international contests is a period of 90 minutes divided into two halves of 45 minutes each. Between each halves, there is a break for not more than 15 minutes. One referee assisted by two linesmen conducts the game.
The game in the past was played robustly, and mostly with the application of physical strength. But, now the pattern has changed for the better. A good schemer in the forward line is, indeed, a veritable artist. Successful defenders play the game with perfect anticipation, neat tackling, superb head-work and sudden burst of overlapping. A competitive game in progress is, surely, a fascinating treat to watch.
To play football is a good physical exercise. Naturally, the game is encouraged and fostered among the students of schools and colleges.
The game of football is a great source of entertainment. It has a refreshing effect on our mind and body. Even the spectators of football are so filled up enthusiasm that they forget the worries of their daily life.
The game of Football fosters team-spirit among the players, especially among the younger people. People gather together to play the game together.
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